Celebrate April Fool’s Day with the game so absurd it shouldn’t exist…but does!
April 1, 2022 – Valencia, Calif. – First, it was a ridiculous joke. Then, it was a ludicrous downloadable game. Now, the unthinkable has happened: Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche — the most astonishing, hyperbolic, genre-shattering, over-the-top video game ever created by human hands — is getting a logic-defying physical release courtesy of independent game studio WayForward and publisher Limited Run Games. Available as an open preorder starting today and offered exclusively on Nintendo Switch, the funktasmical physical version of Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche can be preordered until May 1, 2022 on limitedrungames.com.
Starring cat-eared intergalactic bounty hunter Kebako and her companion Squiddie, Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche shatters genre conventions by combining side-scrolling, space-faring shoot-’em-up action with weapon power-ups that parody various game types, including puzzle, sports, platformer, arcade, rhythm, and RPG. Using this unconventional arsenal, Kebako blasts her way through wave after wave of quirky enemies across three galaxies while the absurd, fully voiced story unfolds. Each stage culminates in an epic, multiphase boss battle against the universe’s most implausible criminals, such as obsessed rockstar Gunnar Crossbones, insane cook Chefinoff, and vengeful Uramiko (AKA Cat Grill)!
But wait! There’s more! In addition to the standard edition of Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche (which includes the game and an alternative cover), a collector’s edition is also available, which includes the game itself, five astonishing alternative covers, a Squiddie plush, a CD soundtrack, stickers, temporary tattoos, space bucks (good luck finding anyone who will accept them as currency on Earth tho), a Space Bounty Hunter license, and an autograph card hand-signed by the game’s directors (with actual signatures, not some janky photocopy!), all packed into a collector’s box with blinged-out exclusive artwork — PLUS it comes with a bonus digital game code!
Heralded by the writer of this press release as the Citizen Kane of video games, the physical version of Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche is sure to go down in history as a must-have collector’s item and one of the most unlikely gaming experiences ever conceived. The digital version of the game also remains available in the Nintendo Switch eShop.
For more information, please visit wayforward.com/catgirlwithoutsalad, and for news on other titles, please visit www.wayforward.com and www.limitedrungames.com, and follow @wayforward and @limitedrungames on social media.
Name: Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche (physical version)
Publisher: Limited Run Games
Preorder Date: April 1, 2022 – May 1, 2022
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Price: $34.99 (standard edition), $84.99 (collector’s edition)
- Nonstop side-scrolling action starring an adorable, bounty-hunting cat girl!
- Collect game cartridges to wield insane weapons inspired by various game genres: puzzle, sports, platformer, rhythm, arcade, and RPG!
- A wide variety of outrageous enemies including highly requested palette-swapped variants!
- Multiphase boss battles against the universe’s most preposterous criminals!
- Ludicrous, running VO character banter featuring anime superstars Cristina Valenzuela and Todd Haberkorn!
- Available physically for the first time!
- Space cow!!
Based in Valencia, California, WayForward was founded in 1990 and has remained an independent game developer for more than 30 years. It is home to many talented individuals including programmers, environment artists, animators, modelers, illustrators, audio wizards, designers, and team leaders. With new avenues for distributing games directly to fans, they are finally able to make the games they have always wanted to.
About Limited Run Games
Limited Run Games is a Raleigh-based publisher founded in 2015 that focuses on preserving games in a physical format. Publishing over 300 games in its lifetime and winning awards for its bespoke Collector’s Editions, Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital-only games to physical form for casual fans and collectors alike. Visit limitedrungames.com for the latest offerings, or follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates: @limitedrungames.